Gays The Word

Original 2012 London Cast

Gays The Word, Original 2012 London Cast
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book and music by Ivor Novello
lyrics by Alan Melville
book adapted by Richard Stirling
by special permission of Samuel French Ltd on behalf of the Ivor Novello Trustees

starring
Sophie-Louise Dann

with
Helena Blackman Josh Little
Doreen Hermitage Eileen Page Jonny Purchase Myra Sands

and
Elizabeth Seal

 

In 2012, London’s Finborough Theatre had an instant sell-out with Ivor Novello’s final musical, Gay’s the Word. This sparkling backstage musical comedy (written in 1951 for Dame Cicely Courtneidge) was the first commercial production of a Novello show in London for over forty years.

Bankrupt stage star Gay Daventry opens a drama school, but finds what is needed to get her back on top is, to name the show’s hit song, Vitality!. Other numbers include If Only He’d Looked My Way (subsequently recorded by Frank Sinatra), Bees Are Buzzin’ and On Such a Night as This, combining Novello’s melodies with Alan Melville’s wit.

West End favourite Sophie-Louise Dann stars as Gay, alongside fast-rising Helena Blackman and Josh Little, and an amazing supporting cast including Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Seal, whose career began in the chorus of the original production of Gay’s the Word.

Welsh-born composer, author and actor Ivor Novello (1893-1951) was one of the most eminent British entertainers of the last century. His West End musicals included Glamorous Night, The Dancing Years and King’s Rhapsody. As an actor, he was Britain’s first major male film star, appearing in over twenty silent features including Alfred Hitchcock’s classic The Lodger.

This production of Gay’s the Word was revived at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2013. Ben Stock replaced Jonny Purchase; Andrea Miller took over from Myra Sands; Adam Anderson and Martin Milnes replaced James Irving and Sebastian Smith; production assistance was by Gareth McLeod; lighting was by Rob Mills; music supervision was by Ross Leadbeater.

 

 

CD 1
  1. RURITANIA
    Boys
  2. EVERYTHING REMINDS ME OF YOU
    Prince, Linda and Chorus
  3. GUARDS ON PARADE
    Gay and Boys
  4. IT'S BOUND TO BE RIGHT ON THE NIGHT
    Gay
  5. FATHER THAMES
    Madame Nicolini and Students
  6. FINDER, PLEASE RETURN
    Linda
  7. AN ENGLISHMAN IN LOVE
    Peter
  8. IF ONLY HE'D LOOKED MY WAY
    Gay
  9. VITALITY!
    Gay and Company
  10. TEACHING
    Madame Nicolini, Monica and Margaret
  11. VITALITY! Reprise
    Reprise Linda, Gay and Company
  12. SWEET THAMES
    Linda, Boys and Girls
  13. GAIETY GLAD
    Gay and Company
  14. IF ONLY HE'D LOOKED MY WAY reprise
    Gay and Peter
  15. A MATTER OF MINUTES
    Peter and Linda
  16. A MATTER OF MINUTES Reprise
    Peter and Linda
  17. ON SUCH A NIGHT AS THIS
    Linda, Girls and Boys
  18. BEES ARE BUZZIN'
    Gay and Company
  19. BEES ARE BUZZIN' reprise
    Gay and Company
  20. FINALE
    Company